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Aldie, Virginia

Aldie Mill Historic Park

The Aldie Gristmill was once the largest factory of its kind in Loudoun County.
Lorton, Virginia

George Mason's Gunston Hall

The former home of the man whose radical ideas changed the nation.
Corning, New York

Corning Museum of Glass

Dedicated to the art and science of glass in equal measure, this space is as much laboratory as museum.
Pittsford, New York

Mushroom House of Rochester

Eclectic architecture in the woods of New York.
Sodus, New York

Abandoned Girl Scout Camp at Beechwood State Park

A deteriorating 1990s Girl Scout camp in a beautiful lush park on Lake Ontario.
Palmyra, New York

Grandin Printing Shop

The press that first printed the Book of Mormon.
Palmyra, New York

The Sacred Grove

A field in which God and his son Jesus purportedly appeared to a young farm boy named Joseph Smith.
Palmyra, New York

Hill Cumorah

Golden plates containing what would become the Book of Mormon were believed to be buried on this New York hillside.
Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

Banff Wildlife Crossings

Though many were skeptical at first, these animal-specific routes across the Trans-Canada Highway have been a major conservation success.
Cabins, West Virginia

Smoke Hole Caverns

Spectacular mineral formations fill these caves, which have been used for everything from smoking meat to stashing illicit liquor.
Great Falls, Virginia

Colvin Run Mill and General Store

The only surviving 19th-century water-powered mill found in the Washington, D.C. area.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Ashburn, Virginia

Belmont Enslaved Cemetery

The largest cemetery for enslaved people in Loudoun County was almost lost to history, if not for the research of a minister.
Bigfork, Montana

Wreck of the Steamship Helena

A once celebrated industrial wonder now lurks in a quiet corner of Flathead Lake.
Cape May, New Jersey

Bunker At Cape May Point

World War II bunker still standing on the New Jersey beach.
Alexandria, Virginia

Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House

This twice-relocated "Usonian" home is among the smallest built by master architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Los Angeles, California

Bronson Cave

It should come as no surprise that the best view of the Hollywood sign is from Batman's lair.
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The abandoned zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
Oxon Hill, Maryland

The Awakening

The 72-foot giant escaped confinement in a large patch of mulch only to be reburied in the sandy shores of the Potomac River.
Germantown, Maryland

Earthoid Water Tank

The whole world in one water tank.
Nanjemoy, Maryland

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

The remnants of a wooden-hulled fleet built and abandoned in WWI, now home to a thriving ecosystem.
Poolesville, Maryland

Seneca Quarry

This ruined quarry once produced the distinctive red sandstone used for construction projects in Washington, D.C.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

True Treats

Time travel with sweets across history at this research-based candy store.